Was this organization really founded to limit public access of CRSP? Again, like the Santa Clara County Park & Recreation Commission, this organization does not have one member engaged in any active form of outdoor recreation. Despite ratification of the Castle Rock Master Plan in 2001, there is still no walk-in camping, no new trails to the Underworld, and no CR climbing management plan for logical and necessary bolt replacement.
Miles Standish joins the Board of Portola Valley and Castle Rock State Park Foundation:
The latest addition to the board of the PV and CRSPF Foundation is none other than retired CRSP Ranger Miles Standish -
"Miles Standish, Board Member was first assigned to Castle Rock State Park in May, 1980, and he officially retired from the California Department of Parks and Recreation at Castle Rock State Park on July 1, 2009. Miles grew up in Oakland and first joined State Parks in the summer of 1967 at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park working as a seasonal interpreter. Since then he has served as a ranger at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Portola Redwoods State Park, San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park, Samuel Taylor State Park, Mt. Diablo State Park and Carnegie State Vehicle Recreation Area. Miles has degrees in field biology and law and is presently working to help prepare for the celebration of California’s 150th anniversary in 2014 of California’s first State Park: Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees."
You'll also notice how Judy Grote, the President of the Portola and Castle Rock Foundation, is "also . . . President of the South Skyline Association Board", the local property owners' group that is adamantly opposed to a walk-in campground at Castle Rock, the same campground the Sempervirens Fund supports. They also want to eliminate any free-parking along Skyline Boulevard (CA 35) in front of Castle Rock State Park and Sanborn County Park (Indian Rock).
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first practice to deceive" -
No wonder nothing ever changes or gets done at CRSP.